Tom Morello has been busy. The Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist has a new book out later this year called Whatever It Takes, which he’s calling a photo memoir of his life while touring and performing live with Rage, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage. It features handwritten notes, photos, and narrative by Morello, and is a project he’s wanted to work on his entire life.
Morello also recently put out a politically charged song called “Stand Up,” and you can watch the video below. He says “I didn’t choose to be a guitar player…guitar chose me,” and you can hear how this rings true in his playing, as he created a unique style of guitar that nobody in rock history has even attempted or come close to duplicating. He bends notes and chords until there’s nothing left to bend, and writes creative, impactful riffs that sound like they’re screaming and grappling to be released from the amplifier. A lot of his projects have political angles, which makes sense, since he is an Honors Graduate in Political Science from Harvard University.
Whatever It Takes will be published by Genesis Publications and you can find more info here.
Tom Morello Book: Whatever It Takes Book Trailer:
Tom Morello “Stand Up”:
Full interview from NME here: